10 of the best romantic things to do in Cancun

Cancun, with its swaying palm trees, warm Caribbean breezes, white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, is one of the most romantic vacation destinations in the world. Many of Cancun's resorts are couple and/or adult-only, perfect for those who want to unwind and reconnect with their partner. This glamorous city also offers many activities and tours that are sure to reignite the romance in a relationship.

Community Tours Sian Kaan is an eco-tourism organization that provides tours in the pristine Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean (1.6 million acres). What makes this enterprise so special, is that...  Read More


This eco-park is part of the Experiencias Xcaret family (Xcaret, Xplor, Xenotes, Xoximilco). Xel-Ha boasts the "largest, most beautiful natural aquarium in the world." You can swim in grottos & cenotes (natural sinkholes)and see local sea...  Read More

National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef in the world, runs parallel to the Yucatan Peninsula. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the only reef that is larger. At the National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, the reef is...  Read More

Tulum boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, only a kilometer from the Tulum Mayan ruins site, at El Paraiso Tulum Beach Club. Arrive at 10 am when they open and spend the day on a lounge chair, sun bed or a hammock. Order drinks...  Read More

Zona Hotelera
Isla Contoy
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To get away from it all, spend the day on Isla Contoy, an uninhabited island that is a nature preserve. The island is approximately 26.5 miles from Cancun and can easily be visited on a day trip. Isla Contoy is filled with various species of...  Read More

Cenote Dos Ojos
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Cenotes, or natural sinkholes, are a phenomenon unique to the Yucatan Peninsula. These pools, some completely underground and some open, are connected by an underground river system and are filled with cool fresh water, perfect for escaping the...  Read More

Isla Mujeres
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It only takes a 15-minute boat ride to travel to one of the most popular day trip destinations near Cancun: Isla Mujeres. The island's popularity is largely due to its dreamy beaches and laid-back island feeling. You can book a tour with one of...  Read More

Tulum is a relaxed bohemian beach town located 2 hours south of Cancun by car. Imagine a spectacular white sand beach, the aqua-blue Caribbean Sea and swaying palm trees straight out of your dreams. Now add tropical drinks and local fare to the...  Read More

Hotel Zone

Le Blanc Spa is a beautiful oasis, a relaxing escape from the real world. Upon arrival, the spa concierge will rest a warm towel on your neck, and as you breathe in the aromatherapy and let the music envelop you, your worries will fade away....  Read More

If you're looking for romance in Cancun, you'll find it on the Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise. The Spanish Galleon Columbus will tour the calm waters of Nichupte Lagoon while you watch the sunset and listen to the smooth sounds of a live...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin